June 2nd is the final of the Six Weeks to Summer Challenge and there are a few very important details you're all going to need in order to succeed here. So let's begin:
Saturday June 2nd, regular classes will be cancelled. In the morning (specific time to be announced later), we'll begin running the finals heats for Helen. All the scores will be updated into my super awesome spreadsheet of wonder and the most improved will be revealed. Now how do you go about winning and where do the before/after pictures fit in? As mentioned earlier, the before/after pictures play a large part of determining the winner, but in a different way from the last Paleo challenge we did. Last year, the coaches picked the top 3 and had the gym collectively vote on them. This year, the coaches are going to pick the best before and after pictures and the most improved from that group will be the winners.
Here's how it works: the pictures/logs/etc are the buy-in to being considered one of the most improved winners. We, the coaches, will pick the pictures we find to be the most compelling transformations and those people will be the finalists. From those finalists, the 4 winners of the Challenge will be the ones with top most improved Helen times. You will not know if you are one of the finalists or not. Only when we reveal who the 4 winners of the Challenge are will anyone know that those 4 people were finalists.
Don't forget that there are also prizes for the fastest male Helen time as prescribed and fastest female Helen time as prescribed as well as a Spirit of the Challenge award. Winners can win more than one prize.
You must take your after pictures between Saturday May 26th and Wednesday May 30th. After Wednesday May 30th, the Challenge is closed.
After all the Helen heats are finished, the winners revealed, and prizes given out, it's time to celebrate! Our very own Bryce Rademan owns the very delicious Spitz Grill (Home of the Doner Kebab!) and has kindly offered up their Little Tokyo location from 3PM to 7PM on June 2nd for a little afternoon party for all the 818ers and their friends. There will be a Facebook event where you can RSVP and if you don't have Facebook you can RSVP to one of the coaches.
There will be food (paleo and non-paleo) as well as libations for your enjoyment. Let's get together and celebrate both the winners of the Challenge, all the participants, and every other fabulous member of the CrossFit 818 family. The party is open to every single one of you, whether you participated in the Challenge or not and I highly highly highly highly recommend attending. As far as you night owls go, the party at Spitz may officially be over at 7, but I'd be shocked if it didn't continue late into the night either at Spitz or one of a dozen bars in the area.
Ask one of the coaches or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're confused!
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10 Squat Cleans (115/75)
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